GitHub provides code hosting services that allow developers/people to build software for open source and private projects in organizations. The Company provides access control and several collaboration features such as wikis, task management, bug tracking and feature requests for every project. With GitHub, developers can champion new ideas, work together on code and track bugs on one integrated platform. 

San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
1,012 (est)+14%
GitHub was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at GitHub

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

Co-Founder / CEO
Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Julio Avalos

Julio Avalos

Chief Strategy Officer
PJ Hyett

PJ Hyett

Co-Founder / COO
Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

VP of Enterprise Sales
Pankaj Bhardwaj

Pankaj Bhardwaj

Vice President, Customer Success
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GitHub Office Locations

GitHub has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
88 Colin P Kelly Jr St
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GitHub Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$350.5 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


GitHub's latest valuation is reported to be $2 b.
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GitHub Financials

GitHub's revenue was reported to be $95 m in Y, 2015

Market valuation

2 b
USDY, 2015


95 m

Net Income

(27 m)
USDSep, 2016


98 m
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GitHub Operating Metrics

GitHub's Projects Launched was reported to be 77 m in Feb, 2018. GitHub's Users was reported to be 23.1 m in Oct, 2017. GitHub's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 1.5 m in Oct, 2017.
Jul, 2015Y, 2015Dec, 2016Apr, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Feb, 2018


10 m9 m18 m20 m23.10 m

Enterprise Customers

1.50 m

Average Daily Time Spent per User, minutes


Projects Launched

25 m77 m
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GitHub Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Easel January 09, 2014
Ordered List December 05, 2011
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GitHub News and Updates

GitHub launches bot-powered learning lab for budding developers

GitHub is launching a new bot-powered learning lab to help budding developers get up to speed on all things GitHub. The San Francisco-based code-hosting platform, which hosts some 80 million repositories and claims 27 million users, recently celebrated its tenth year in business. It has been rolling…

CometML wants to do for machine learning what GitHub did for code allows data scientists and developers to easily monitor, compare and optimize their machine learning models. The New York-based company is launching its product today, after completing the TechStars-powered Amazon Alexa Accelerator program and raising a $2.3 million seed round led by Trilog…

Quarter of DDoS attacks hits innocent victims

Some businesses believe to be 'innocent bystanders' in a DDoS incident.

GitLab brings its CI/CD capabilities to GitHub

GitLab Inc. today rolled out a new release of its widely-used code hosting platform that makes one of the software’s most important capabilities available to customers of GitHub Inc., its top rival. Companies that store their software projects on GitHub now have the ability to use GitLab for their C…

GitLab adds support for GitHub

Here is an interesting twist: GitLab, which in many ways competes with GitHub as a shared code repository service for teams, is bringing its continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) features to GitHub. The new service is launching today as part of GitLab’s hosted service. It will remain free to d…

GitHub hit by largest DDoS attack in history

DDoS mitigation services used to promptly end the attack.
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